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From our US blogger pals at Shiny Style...

Marc Jacobs had the fashion crowd schlepping their way downtown to the New York State Armory for his Marc by Marc Jacobs show this afternoon, but it was definitely worth the trip. I've always preferred this line to the collection, because I really enjoy the more accessible, wearable pieces Jacobs creates.

Keep reading for a video and more pics.

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His fall '08 runway was full of preppy-punk looks - lots of plaid and houndstooth in a palette of blacks and greys infused with bright pink, blue, and yellow. There were plenty of new 'It' bag contenders, both large and small, and some fantastic shoes as well. Spotted: Rachel Zoe, Hillary Alexander, Carine Roitfeld, Fergie and countless NY socialites.


[Images: Getty / Catwalking.com]